Sport Eliaquim Mangala has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

The Frenchman has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

14.	David Villa - £37m

Tottenham and Arsenal thwarted in bid to sign David Villa after Barcelona striker signs for Atletico Madrid

Striker will switch to La Liga rivals in £4.3m deal

Stena Match Cup: Knocked-out Ian Williams forced to sit by and watch semi-finalists race in Marstrand's sunshine and good winds

Ian Williams is not a happy man. The reigning world match race champion and his Team GAC Pindar crashed out of the Stena Match Cup at the quarter-final stage and then had to watch as the semi-finalists enjoyed brilliant, even testing breezes.

Few had seen him play before France met England in the European Championship at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk. Debuchy was excellent

Newcastle's Mathieu Debuchy not going anywhere amid rumours of France return

Defender admits difficult start to life in England, but he has grown to love the country and playing in the Premier League

Monaco could be a possible next location for Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra ready for Monaco return if Manchester United sign Leighton Baines

United to hold talks next week with Rooney and his representatives

Gareth Bale is subject to speculation about his Tottenham future

Former Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle urges Gareth Bale to stay in England

23-year-old enjoyed standout season for Tottenham scoring 21 Premier League goals

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote expects improvement next season after relegation battle

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote is expecting no repeat of the horrors of last season as he and his team-mates prepare to return to work.

Hatem Ben Arfa (right) has impressed at Newcastle despite injury

Future of Hatem Ben Arfa in doubt following arrival of Joe Kinnear at Newcastle

Midfielder could leave St James' Park this summer

Cristiano Ronaldo

Exclusive: Cristiano Ronaldo advised to stay at Real Madrid for further 18 months before making possible switch to Manchester United

The player would be entitled to a huge signing on fee if he runs down his contract

Newcastle deny rumour Yohan Cabaye is in Monaco for medical

Magpies insist that there have been no offers made for the midfielder amid speculation he is due to sign for Ligue 2 champions

Fabricio Coloccini tells Alan Pardew he'll stay at Newcastle next season

Fabricio Coloccini has told the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew that he will stay at the club next season.

Could Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney be reunited in red next season?

Manchester United banking on emotional ties to bring back Cristiano Ronaldo...

...and will adopt softer stance than Ferguson towards Rooney in an effort to keep him at club

Cristiano Ronaldo denies signing new contract at Real Madrid in latest transfer saga twist

The world's most expensive player is being targeted by Monaco and Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has has scored 199 goals in 201 games at Real Madrid, is the world's most expensive player. Real Madrid paid Manchester United £80m. Click through to see the world's most expensive transfer deals...

Exclusive: Monaco set to make world record £85m bid for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

Super-rich French club poised to step in as contract talks between Portuguese winger

Monaco owner is the Russian billionaire Dmitri Rybolovlev

Money no object as mighty Monaco head for Europe's top table with huge offer for Cristiano Ronaldo

French club's owner has enormous wealth and is intent on club joining elite

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